Do You Take My Dental Insurance?
We accept most major insurance carriers. Please contact our office for more information.
To Our Patients With Dental Insurance:
During recent years, dental benefit plans have become an integral part of planning for many families. They are made available to employees or members through companies, unions and associations, and may vary considerably from one plan to the next.
The range of benefits depends on what the purchaser wishes to offer employees or members. Some plans may cover as little as 30%, or as much as 100% of dental services, with most falling in the 50% to 80% range. Some plans exclude certain types of services, such as orthodontics, while other plans cover a full range of dental services.
Some plans base the amount of benefit on a chart or schedule of fees arbitrarily developed by insurance companies. For this reason, you may receive a lower percentage of reimbursement level indicated in your dental plan. For example, if your plan states that it will pay of the cost of treatment, it means 80% of the fee arbitrarily determined by the insurance company, and not the actual fee charged by our office/
The type of treatment you need and receive from me is based upon professional judgment, and not on your coverage by a dental benefit plan. I do not believe it is in either of our best interests for me to compromise my recommended treatment in order to accommodate an insurance program’s maximum benefits that may be considerably less than optimal. I am more than happy to discuss a treatment plan’s advantages and disadvantages with you, thereby involving you, rather than your insurance company, in the decision making process.
As a courtesy to you, my staff will complete the dental portion of the claim form. To expedite processing, please complete your part of the form accurately. Please remember that the financial obligation for dental treatment is between you and our office. The insurance company is responsible to you and not to us.
We will help you in every way in filing your claims, handling insurance queries, processing follow-ups or locating lost claims. No question is too small for you to ask, whether it is about your treatment, benefit plan or statement. We are here to help you!